Bill 247: What you need to know

In 2020 The Ontario legislators introduced Bill 247. It proposes paid sick leave for all workers in the province during the COVID-19 pandemic and after.

The Stay Home If You Are Sick Act proposes that every worker get 10 personal emergency leave days in a calendar year, of which 7 are paid. It would also guarantee employees another 14 days of paid leave in case of an infectious disease emergency.

The bill directs the Ontario government to set up a financial support program as well to help employers meet the costs of the proposed paid leaves.

What you need to know.

So far, the Bill has been rejected by the Ontario government. But, given the ever-changing nature of the current COVID-19 crisis there is a good chance that it will be proposed again. If the Bill gets enacted it will be your responsibility as an employer to make sure your documents, contracts, and policies are up to date.

Advice on Bill 247

As you prepare your business for proposed changes, you’ll find yourself with many questions about labour law and employment regulation.  Employer Line’s HR experts are here to help. We’re available to support business owners with this transition in Ontario’s every changing workplace legislation.

Call us today – 1(833)-247-3650.